Inside the numbers: Congestion's cost to trucking

The cost of congestion each year is staggering. In 2015, the trucking industry experienced over 996 million hours of delay because of congestion, which is equivalent to 362,243 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year. The American Transportation Research Institute determined the cost to be $63.4 billion.

This infographic highlights some of the facts around congestion and its ultimate cost to trucking operations. For even more on congestion, read: Inside the true costs of congestion.

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight has covered the U.S. trucking and transportation community for more than 10 years, winning numerous regional and national editorial awards, including a Jesse. H. Neal Award. Prior to working on FreightWaves, Brian spent 10 years at industry trade magazine Fleet Owner, and prior to that managed daily newspaper editorial operations.